Friday, July 01, 2005

ACROSS MY DESK: 1861 British Census - New County Alert

[This just in from 1837online.com. All inquiries should be addressed to: info@1837online.com]

From: newsletter@1837online.com
DearMYRTLE,

We are pleased to announce that we have launched the data for Lincolnshire, Glamorgan, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Hampshire and Northumberland to our existing 1861 census records on
http://www.1837online.com.

The counties that are now available are:
Bedfordshire
Berkshire
Cambridgeshire
Cheshire
Cornwall
Devon
Dorset
Durham
Essex
Glamorgan
Gloucestershire
Hampshire
Hertfordshire
Kent
Lancashire
Leicestershire
Lincolnshire
London
Middlesex
Northumberland
Shropshire
Somerset
Staffordshire
Surrey
Warwickshire
Worcestershire
Yorkshire

The counties that will be following next are:
Norfolk
Nottinghamshire
Sussex

We will continue to update you each time a new county is ready.

Useful Tip: Wildcards
If you search for an ancestor in the 1861 census and you are unsure how their name was spelt, or can't find it with the usual spelling, try using the wildcard facility. For example, if you search for William Lancaster and you type in William *caster, the search will return a list of results that include names such as William Doncaster or William Hilcaster - as well as William Lancaster. You can also use two wildcards to search for a string of letters such as *ollin*, if you are perhaps looking for a Rollind or a Collins. The wildcard is denoted by a * and can be used within all search fields, apart from ones which contain the drop-down menus.

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